mega·​proj·​ect | \ ˈme-gə-ˌprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce megaproject (audio) , -jikt also -ˌprō-\

Definition of megaproject

: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

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Through the courts, CPO has frozen construction of these megaprojects, but in the meantime Guatemala has become one of the world’s most dangerous places to be an environmental activist. Natalie Keyssar, National Geographic, "How this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration," 26 July 2019 The city served as the financial wellspring for the ruling party’s patronage networks and a showcase for Erdogan’s ambition, including his fondness for megaprojects. Washington Post, "Opposition’s win in Istanbul’s do-over race for mayor hands Erdogan a decisive defeat," 25 June 2019 The unlikely driver of this stunning megaproject is a 48-year-old woman who grew up in a small town 200 miles outside Mumbai. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, "‘You Have to Actually Cut Open Mumbai’s Belly’—Inside One of the World’s Most Audacious Transit Projects," 6 Jan. 2019 The January timeline, announced Monday, stretches the $2.2 billion megaproject a full three years beyond the original schedule under then-Gov. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Permanent closure of Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed until January," 17 Sep. 2018 Turkey’s megaprojects have been a source of jobs and revenue for builders, and spurred economic growth. The Economist, "Turkey’s president hopes to turn huge building projects into votes," 26 Apr. 2018 This is the first megaproject using Connecting Washington tax increases that took effect in 2015-16. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Renton’s freeway carpool lanes make a $197 million connection this week," 19 Feb. 2019 But not nearly as much as for other types of megaprojects. Stephen Wade, The Seattle Times, "Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher," 9 Oct. 2018 The challenge for the crown prince now is to hang tough on handouts, end the government’s decades-old penchant for building megaprojects, and let the private sector lead the economy. Karen Elliott House, WSJ, "Rising Oil Prices Are Bad News for Saudi Arabia," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of megaproject

1976, in the meaning defined above

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